Spring Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania

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Spring Township,
Centre County,
The Bellefonte Forge House, a historic site in the township
The Bellefonte Forge House, a historic site in the township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania highlighting Spring Township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania highlighting Spring Township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Centre
Settled 1772
Incorporated 1795
 • Total 27.14 sq mi (70.29 km2)
 • Land 27.13 sq mi (70.27 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,470
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 7,681
 • Density 283.09/sq mi (109.30/km2)
FIPS code 42-027-72832
Website www.springtownship.org
Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20167,681[2]2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Spring Township is a township in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 7,470 at the 2010 census,[4] which was a 22.1% increase from the 2000 census.


The Bellefonte Forge House and Logan Furnace Mansion are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 27.1 square miles (70.3 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.02%, is water.[4]

Spring Township is bordered by Boggs Township to the northwest, Marion and Walker townships to the northeast, Potter Township to the southeast, and Benner Township to the southwest. The township surrounds the separate borough of Bellefonte, the Centre County seat.


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 6,117 people, 2,456 households, and 1,726 families residing in the township. The population density was 236.6 people per square mile (91.4/km²). There were 2,559 housing units at an average density of 99.0/sq mi (38.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.58% White, 0.25% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 2,456 households, out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out, with 24.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,042, and the median income for a family was $46,632. Males had a median income of $30,859 versus $25,558 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,896. About 4.9% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.2% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Spring township, Centre County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 40°54′00″N 77°45′29″W / 40.90000°N 77.75806°W / 40.90000; -77.75806